Asbyrgi (1)This fantastic and enormous horseshoe-shaped gorge lies to the north of Husavik. Surprisingly, there isn’t a river there, although the geological explanation is that volcanic activity under the Vatnajökull glacier once produced a cataclysmic flood and a river that formed the gorge.

But this is Iceland!  The much more exciting explanation is that Sleipnir, Odin’s eight legged horse was responsible. This mighty beast galloped across the skies and must have let one hoof touch down on the land, leaving a massive print which we see today at Ásbyrgi.

Come and walk with us at Asbyrgi in September and see for yourself. This beautiful location together with many others is included in forthcoming journey to Iceland.

On the Arctic Trail in North East Iceland

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